I posted an image of a Fox Squirrel a few weeks ago and I thought I would post a photo of this plump squirrel that I took at the same location but a few days later. This very plump squirrel kept scaring all the birds away and his reasoning was very clear. He wanted all the food for himself! Squirrels are marvelous thieves. Those of us that have bird feeders around our home struggle with keeping the critters out of the feeders. I’ve tried many methods and I notice that no matter what I try they seem to figure out ways around them. I recently caught one hanging from the kitchen window screen…
Fox squirrels like to spend most of their time playing and feeding on the ground. They are also agile climbers and like to hop around tree tops. Fox squirrels make good jumpers. They have the ability to leap horizontally for around 15 feet or descend to a lower ground from a height of 20 feet or more.
Their prime activities during a day include feeding, gathering and storing of food. These squirrels are diurnal; which means that they are active during the day and sleep at night. They are also quite non-territorial. When they intend to threaten and scare off another fox squirrel, they stand upright and shake their upward-pointed tail.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III using my Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports Lens set on 600 mm. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/500th of a second and the ISO set at 4000. This is a single image processed in Lightroom.
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